During both World Wars, many civilian women took up jobs in agriculture, replacing those men who went to war. The women who worked for the Women's Land Army (WLA) were commonly known as Land Girls. In forestry, Women's Timber Corps were known as Lumber Jills. At the height of the First World War the Land Army had a full-time membership of 23,000 members. The number exceeded 80,000 during the Second World War.

During both World Wars, many civilian women took up jobs in agriculture, replacing those men who went to war. The women who worked for the Women's Land Army (WLA) were commonly known as Land Girls. In forestry, Women's Timber Corps were known as Lumber Jills. At the height of the First World War the Land Army had a full-time membership of 23,000 members. The number exceeded 80,000 during the Second World War.

D-Day by the Numbers - A fascinating and sobering look at the realities of the D-Day invasion #infographic

D-Day by the Numbers - A fascinating and sobering look at the realities of the D-Day invasion #infographic

July 1, 1916. The First Day of the Battle of the Somme. Despite the heavy loss of life and failure to achieve the expected breakthrough, Field Marshal Haig and General Rawlinson deemed the attack a success, so much that the offensive was to continue for a further four months, only ending with the onset of winter. - prisonersofeternity.co.uk

July 1, 1916. The First Day of the Battle of the Somme. Despite the heavy loss of life and failure to achieve the expected breakthrough, Field Marshal Haig and General Rawlinson deemed the attack a success, so much that the offensive was to continue for a further four months, only ending with the onset of winter. - prisonersofeternity.co.uk

British troops advance in the Battle of the Somme, 1916.

World War II: Axis Invasions and the Fall of France

British troops advance in the Battle of the Somme, 1916.

Rationing in WW II. England.

Rationing in WW II. England.

WWI; Photo taken after British soldier stumbled across the grave of his brother. -The Great War (@WW1_Series) | Twitter

WWI; Photo taken after British soldier stumbled across the grave of his brother. -The Great War (@WW1_Series) | Twitter

Displaying the insignia of ranks in the United States armed forces who fought is World War 2: Private to Brigadier General. It also shows the badges and pins of different companies within the armed forces, each company had a different role during World War 2. These badges and pins can also be classed as tribal symbolism as each solider fought side by side for their individual company.

Displaying the insignia of ranks in the United States armed forces who fought is World War 2: Private to Brigadier General. It also shows the badges and pins of different companies within the armed forces, each company had a different role during World War 2. These badges and pins can also be classed as tribal symbolism as each solider fought side by side for their individual company.

Colonel Philip R Robertson, commanding officer of the 1st Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) returning from a tour of his unit's positions in waterlogged trenches at Bois Grenier in January 1915.

Colonel Philip R Robertson, commanding officer of the 1st Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) returning from a tour of his unit's positions in waterlogged trenches at Bois Grenier in January 1915.

A collection of rare photos.

A collection of rare photos.

This is typical of the way Londoners had breakfast in England, Sept. 6, 1939, after the air raid warning had sounded. Breakfast was in the family dugout--this one in a garden?with a gasmask hanging ready. (AP Photo)

This is typical of the way Londoners had breakfast in England, Sept. 6, 1939, after the air raid warning had sounded. Breakfast was in the family dugout--this one in a garden?with a gasmask hanging ready. (AP Photo)

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